North Korean state media said Friday that the country has detained a U.S. student from the University of Virginia for "anti-republic activities."
The state-run agency, KCNA, said the student, Otto Frederick Warmbier, entered North Korea as a tourist but "with a goal to wreck the foundation of state unity ... under the manipulation of the U.S. government."
The U.S. Embassy in Seoul said it was aware of the report.
The University of Virginia's website lists an undergraduate with that name at the McIntire School of Commerce, the university's business school.